My oldest daughter, TheThreadPirateRoberts got an IUD put in last month (don’t worry, she knows I’m starting this thread!); it was a Paragard Copper-T.
She just had her first period with it in, and is now considering, after all she went through to get it, getting it removed! Her period lasted about twice as long as normal, and was filled with horrible cramps the whole way through (not just the first day or two, as is typical for her); cramps so bad she was on prescription pain medication!
I’m trying to convince her to keep the device for a couple more months, to see if things settle down a bit. But I never had an IUD, so all I know is what I can read online. If you’ve had the copper IUD, what was your experience like in terms of your period, and did the issues lessen with time?
PS: She would be posting these questions herself, but doesn’t have regular internet access right now.